Chris Rock, whose birth name is Christopher Julius Rock III, is an American actor, comedian and screenwriter. He was born on February 7, 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina and currently lives in Alpine, New Jersey. Chris Rock has been married to Malaak Compton-Rock since 1996, and the couple has two daughters together (Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah). His three younger brothers (Tony, Kenny and Jordan) are also involved in the entertainment business.
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Chris Rock started performing stand-up comedy in 1984, and slowly worked his way up to small roles in comedy films. In 1990, he became a regular cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ which gave him national exposure. He left the show in 1993 to concentrate on his own stand-up comedy routine and performed his first HBO special in 1994. Chris Rock’s ‘Bring the Pain’ comedy special in 1996 won two Emmy awards and established him as one of the best comedians in the industry. This success led to three other HBO specials, ‘Bigger & Blacker’ in 1999, ‘Never Scared’ in 2004 and ‘Kill the Messenger’ in 2008. Chris Rock’s incredible success in comedy also led to major film roles in movies such as ‘The Longest Yard’, ‘Bad Company’ and ‘Grown Ups’. One of the highlights of Chris Rock’s career was hosting the 77th Academy Awards ceremony in 2005. He has also served as a television producer for a comedy series called ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ based on his school days, and the show won two Emmy awards in 2006. He has recently produced a series which premiered in 2012 called ‘Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell’.
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Chris Rock has been enormously successful with his stand-up comedy career, and Comedy Central has named him as the fifth greatest stand-up comedian of all time. He also continues to make films, most recently starring in ‘Grown Ups 2’ which was released on July 12, 2013. In addition, Chris Rock wrote, directed and starred in the comedy film ‘Finally Famous’, which is due to be released in 2014. As a result of his success, Chris Rock’s net worth is estimated at $70 million.